eBee TAC Fixed-wing Tactical Mapping Drone - senseFly (2022)

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Blue UAS Registered since 9th March 2022

eBee TAC is a hand-launched fixed-wing tactical mapping and imagery collection UAS that operates in disconnected environments to provide a higher-accuracy mobile solution to map and share imagery data on rapidly-shifting environments in order to analyze and act with precision.

This solution can be operated by one person, easily transported in a military standard transport case, and maintained without requiring external support. The data gathered is sharable locally.

Examples of data generated:

  • Detailed 3D models
  • VR simulations
  • Multispectral maps
  • Thermal maps
  • Terrain and surface models
  • Orthomosaic maps

Mission Ready UAS

eBee TAC is Blue UAS registered, NDAA compliant.

Easy flight planning, 3 minutes deployment, can be transported and operated by one person. It has the capability to integrate with situation awareness tools such as ATAK.

eBee TAC has a Pixel Camouflage specifically designed to reduce its visibility in the sky. Moreover, the drone’s underbody skin is made of Curv® Polypropylene thermoplastic composite making it a rugged and durable solution.

Light Weight 3.6 lb

Operate safely due to eBee TAC being lightweight 3.6 lb (1.6 kg). eBee TAC has a modular design that allows easy maintenance and fast repairs in the field.

Up to 90 Mins Flight

Efficiently map up to 1,235 ac (500 ha) while flying at 400 ft (120 meters). eBee TAC unlocks a maximum flight time of up to 90 min, making it the perfect drone for covering large areas.

Cyber-Secure

Radio Data Link Encryption AES-256.

Drone Log File Suppression.

Silent Radio Mission.

Data and Communication Control.

Integratable with Google Earth Enterprise Platform.

Acoustically undetectable at 120 ft (40 mts).

Optimized Cameras

With its mission directed swappable sensor suite, eBee TAC allows you to collect data that can be immediately used via the encrypted SD card for analysis and decision making. Camera options include RGB, 3D, multispectral and thermal payloads.

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Blue UAS registered (Department of Defense)

eBee TAC Drone Solution Approved by U.S. Department of Defense for Sale Across Government Agencies.

“Traditional mapping tools, such as quadcopters or short-range surveillance drones, lack the capabilities to perform mid-range mapping reconnaissance tasks, particularly in environments that are difficult to navigate. Together with our partners,we have listened to the needs of field personnel to ensure that the eBee TAC is purpose-built for the tactical mapping demands of defense applicationsto improve mission effectiveness in a variety of terrains.”

Michael O’Sullivan, Managing Director of senseFly.

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The eBee TAC drone is designed to map large areas autonomously, making your data gathering faster and safer.

One mission coverage

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senseFly eBee TAC drone

500 ha (1236 ac)*
2.9 cm per pixel

* with senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D nadir imagery.

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Quad multicopter drones

Up to 40 ha (99 ac)
3.6 cm per pixel

(Video) eBee X Fixed-Wing Drone - Map Without Limits

Achieve Absolute Accuracy with Available RTK/PPK

From high-density point clouds to 3D meshes and georeferenced orthomosaics, quality data is critical to every job.

With the on-demand RTK/PPK capabilities of eBee TAC, you can gather data with ease while maintaining high precision across every step of your workflow. eBee TAC achieves an absolute accuracy down to 0.6 in (1.5 cm), without the need for ground control points (GCPs).

And since eBee TAC is compatible with the industry’s leading base stations, you can fly knowing your connectivity can take you anywhere.

Absolute accuracy*

*Using the senseFly Aeria X at 0.39 in (1 cm) GSD.

  • 0.6 in
  • 1.5 cm

"It is the only collection platform organic to SFABs and has proven a critical enabler for tactical advise and assist efforts in Afghanistan."

US Army, SFAB, United States

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eBee TAC

comes with ...

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1 x Lithium-polymer battery charger/discharger

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2 x Lithium-polymer endurance batteries

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1 x Military standard transport case

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1 x USB ground modem

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2 x Encrypted SD Cards

Includes eMotion drone flight planning software

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Offline flight planning

(Video) SenseFly eBee TAC

Fly in disconnected environments thanks to offline background maps and elevation data.

3D flight planning

Multidrone capable

Automated mission blocks

Data generated

Detailed 3D models

Compatible with

Orthomosaic high resolution map

Compatible with

Terrain and surface model

Compatible with

Thermal map

Compatible with

Suits Every Mapping Job

Choosing the right mapping camera for the proper mission plays a big part. senseFly eBee TAC design suits every job thanks to its range of groundbreaking and interchangeable mapping drone sensors.

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senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D

Generate stunning 3D reconstructions with this unique photogrammetry sensor that changes orientation during flight.

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senseFly Aeria X

Optimize exposure time under numerous light conditions with this compact drone photogrammetry camera. For those who demand the highest quality RGB outputs.

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senseFly S.O.D.A.

Capture sharp aerial images and translate them into detailed orthomosaic maps with this robust and efficient photogrammetry camera.

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senseFly Corridor

Corridor mapping made easy. With its portrait camera position, senseFly Corridor requires 30% fewer images to map the same linear route. This, in turn, means 30% shorter processing times.

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senseFly Duet T

Create high-resolution, geo-accurate thermal maps on-demand with senseFly Duet T, a rugged dual RGB and thermal drone camera rig.

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senseFly Duet M

Develop geo-accurate multispectral maps and digital surface models quickly and easily with this RGB and multispectral camera.

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MicaSense RedEdge-MX

Capture imagery for NDVI crop indexes and advanced vegetation analysis with this rugged and professional multispectral drone camera.

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Parrot Sequoia+

Get precise georeferenced results with this RGB and multispectral crop camera that features automatic radiometric calibration.

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Accessories & Extensions

Configure your eBee TAC to suit your business needs with a wide variety of accessories and extensions.

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Drone Backpack

This lightweight backpack offers durable protection and portability for the UAS and its components between locations.

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eBee TAC Spare & Maintenance Kit

1x Pair of wings, 1x Pitot tube, 1x Screwdriver, 1x eBee TAC Vertical Surfaces (pair), 1x Tape, 1x Blower, 2x Propeller, 10x Rubber Band

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Ping USB

Increase your airspace awareness by viewing live air traffic data directly within eMotion.

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Remote Control

Operate your eBee TAC drone manually.

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GeoBase by Septentrio Altus NR3

Enable high-accuracy workflow with this plug-and-play GNSS.

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Radio Tracker

Safeguard against unexpected aircraft signal loss while flying in high winds, mountainous areas or very large areas out of line of sight.

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Endurance Battery

Available Endurance Batteries allow for flight times of up to 90 minutes.

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eBee TAC RTK/PPK

Achieve absolute accuracy of down to 0.6 in (1.5 cm) with available RTK/PPK.

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Get the very best support. Locally.

With senseFly, support is never far.

All our products come with full training available at every senseFly point of sale. senseFly solutions include lifetime hardware, payload and eMotion software support (plus free lifetime eMotion and firmware updates.)

senseFly is recognized throughout the industry for excellence in customer service and support. Should you require support in the field at any time, our continuously growing global network of support service centers is standing by to help.

Get support

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Skill-up & Stand-out

Become a senseFly Certified Operator with our online program and get the knowledge and skills you need to be an eBee eXpert.

The program will guide you through mission planning, flight conditions, workflow, navigation, maintenance and more to get the most from your eBee TAC fixed-wing drone and increase your operations’ ROI.

Not sure if the program is right for you? Trial the first four courses for free!

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FAQs

What is senseFly eBee? ›

senseFly eBee X automates complex terrestrial surveying methods and enables professionals to act on valuable data insights while boosting their efficiency and safety. Its advanced features and ease of use make the eBee X fixed-wing drone a smarter way to map.

What is eBee used for? ›

eBee Geo is an affordable fixed-wing mapping drone designed to meet the highest demands of surveyors, civil engineers and GIS professionals worldwide. eBee Geo is rugged, intuitive to operate and makes surveying and mapping small to large areas faster and more efficient than using terrestrial surveying equipment alone.

What is fixed-wing drone? ›

Fixed-Wing Drones. A fixed-wing drone has one rigid wing that is designed to look and work like an aeroplane, providing the lift rather than vertical lift rotors. Hence, this drone type only needs the energy to move forward and not to hold itself in the air. This makes them energy-efficient.

How much does an eBee drone cost? ›

The RMUS senseFly eBee X packages contain all you need for a complete workflow solution. The packages include the eMotion flight software, Pix4D mapper software for data processing, training (on-line and in-person) and mission specific cameras and sensors. The packages are generally less than $20,000 USD.

How far can fixed wing drones fly? ›

Modular Electric Drone for Surveillance, SAR, Surveying & Mapping
Wingspan3 m (9.8 ft)
EnduranceUp to 5 hours depending on battery setup
Range100 km (62 miles)
Cruise Speed18 m/s (40 mph)
Max Level Speed40 m/s (90 mph)
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How much does a Wingtra drone cost? ›

In terms of pricing, the non-PPK WingtraOne version bundles start at $20,000.

What kind of drones are used in agriculture? ›

While there are many drones available today, not all of them can be utilized in agriculture. Those that are suitable for farming, fall into two categories: fixed-wing and multi-rotor drones. The cost and payload capacity of both types are similar.

What is VTOL drone? ›

VTOL stands for vertical take-off and landing. It describes aircrafts and drones (unmanned aerial vehicles / UAVs) able to take off, hover and land vertically, like a helicopter. The most common type of VTOL UAVs are multicopter drones.

Why are fixed-wing better? ›

Flight time – The biggest advantage to using fixed-wing drones is their ability to fly faster and over longer distances than multirotor drones. This means they can cover a much larger area in a single flight.

What are the types of fixed-wing drones? ›

Here are the 5 types of fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) according to the number of wing planes: Unmanned monoplanes (1 wing planes) Unmanned biplanes (2 wing planes) Unmanned triplanes (3 wing planes)

Why is fixed-wing drone important? ›

Increased range – The main advantage of fixed-wing aircraft is their ability to cover great distances on a single battery. Due to their superior engine efficiency, most commercial models can fly for an hour or more and cover around 400 hectares. This makes them ideal for surveying oil pipelines or electricity pylons.

What is the best drone for mapping? ›

Best entry level survey drone: DJI Phantom 4 RTK

For an entry level drone that's designed for aerial surveying and 3d mapping, look no further than the new DJI Phantom 4 RTK. Built specifically with surveyors in mind, the Phantom 4 RTK incorporates a 1″ CMOS 20mp camera to give you sharp and detailed images.

Is drone survey accurate? ›

Drones can scan the ground with highly precise technologies such as LiDAR. These technologies send out hundreds of thousands of pulses per second to map topological differences relative to each other, contributing to a very high degree of relative accuracy. However, absolute accuracy is determined using GPS.

How much does military drone cost? ›

According to Wikipedia, most military drones range from some thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. For comparison, an ordinary “toy” drone that you can get online or offline costs anywhere between $25 and $250. Slightly more professional ones can be just under $1,000.

Which drone can fly the farthest? ›

Top 10 Drones with Longest Flight Time for 2021
ProductFlight timeControl range
DJI Mavic Pro27min7000m
DJI Inspire 227min7000m
Parrot Bebop 225min3200m
DJI Phantom 3 Standard25min1500m
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What drone has longest range? ›

The Autel Evo 2 is the longest range drone on this list, beating even the DJI Mavic 2 drone by 1km in declared range (although i haven't personally tested the max range as I have with the Mavic 2).

What drone has the best range? ›

A roundup of the best long-range drones
DroneRangeTop speed
DJI Mavic Air 26.2 miles42.5 mph
Autel Robotics EVO 25.6 miles45 mph
DJI Phantom 44.3 miles45 mph
Parrot ANAFI4.3 miles33 mph
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What is PPK and RTK? ›

Real Time Kinematic (RTK) is a GPS correction technology technique that provides real-time corrections to location data as the drone is surveying and capturing images from a site. Post Processed Kinematic (PPK) is a GPS correction technology technique that corrects location data after it is collected and uploaded.

How do you map a drone? ›

Five Steps to Making Quality Maps with Drones
  1. Step 1: Plan Your Mission. Data quality begins with a plan. ...
  2. Step 2: Create a Flight Path. ...
  3. Step 3: Fly and Capture Data. ...
  4. Step 4: Upload and Process Data. ...
  5. Step 5: Get Your Maps.
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How many acres can a drone fly? ›

As a reference, a fixed-wing model can fly for about one hour and covers up to 900 acres, while a multi-rotor drone can fly a maximum of 40 minutes and covers up to 200 acres. Apart from the drone itself, many farmers also purchase software subscriptions.

How far can Agriculture drones fly? ›

What distances can agricultural drones fly? It depends on the drone capability and size. Fixed wings drones have longer flight time and can cover more field in one flight. For instance, 50 min flight time will cover up to 12km2.

What are 5 benefits of drones? ›

6 Benefits Of Drones And Drone Technology
  • Makes Inspections More Efficient. ...
  • Helps Greatly With Scientific Research. ...
  • Makes Delivery Easier. ...
  • Helps Emergency Responders Save Lives. ...
  • Military Applications. ...
  • Great For Recording Your Videos and Capturing Photos.

What plane takes off like a helicopter? ›

The Osprey is a multi-mission aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing capability (STOL). It is designed to perform missions like a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

Can f35 take off vertically? ›

Out of the three variants, the F-35B has a short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) capability, which can be used either on land or on an aircraft carrier. The STOVL feature makes the jet land vertically like a helicopter and take off in very short distances.

Can a fighter jet stop in mid air? ›

The fighter can stall from high speed, stopping in less than a second. Then it demonstrates an ability to descend tail first without causing a compressor stall. It can also recover from a flat spin in less than a minute. These capabilities don't exist in any other aircraft in the world today.

What drones are used for surveillance? ›

DJI Enterprise drones provide the ultimate security drones for your security and surveillance applications including law enforcement, search and rescue, firefighting, public safety, farm security, mining security, and anti-poaching operations amongst others.

How far can a multi-rotor drone fly? ›

A new super class of long range multi-rotor drones are now competing with fixed wing drones but with all the advantages of multirotor drones. The best products in this genre supports a maximum range of over 30 kilometres and flight times of over 60 minutes.

What is the future of drone technology? ›

By all accounts, the prospects for the drone market look promising, with some estimates indicating that the global drone market is poised to grow by $21.01-billion from 2021 to 2025, progressing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.42% during the forecast period, explains Connolly.

How big is a US military drone? ›

The larger craft is about 65 feet across with a max flight weight over 10,000 lbs. Flight time is reduced to about 14 hours, but it can scoot along at 300 mph at a maximum of 50,000 feet.

Can a military drone hover? ›

U.S. Army develops unmanned aircraft able to transform mid-flight fly at high speed or hover in place | Military Aerospace.

How do fixed-wing drones take-off? ›

If the fixed-wing drone is not equipped with VTOL, then it is usually launched by hand or with a mechanical launcher. Hand launching seems to be the most popular way to get a fixed-wing drone into the air. Hand launching is done by throwing the drone like a giant paper airplane.

What is the advantage of drone? ›

Drones are excellent for taking high-quality aerial photographs and video, and collecting vast amounts of imaging data. These high-resolution images can be used to create 3D maps and interactive 3D models, which have many beneficial uses.

How many types of drones are there? ›

Based on the type of aerial platform used, there are 4 major types of drones.

Which of the following is features of fixed-wing drone? ›

Fixed wing UAVs can carry various payloads and data-link equipment. The fixed-wing has the longest range over any of the other categories. However, the downside to this platform is the requirement for a runway during landing or takeoff.

What is the wind limitation for eBee? ›

Same GSD—1.5 cm (0.6 in)/px
eBee XWingtra
Wind resistance: Up to 46 kph (12.8 m/s or 28.6 mph)Wind resistance: Up to 45 kph (12 m/s, 28 mph) in cruise, up to 30 kph (8 m/s, 18 mph) for landing
Max flight time: 59 mins and up to 90 mins with Endurance Extension option (comes at extra costs)Max flight time: 55 mins
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How much does a Wingtra drone cost? ›

In terms of pricing, the non-PPK WingtraOne version bundles start at $20,000.

How much is the Skydio X2? ›

Along with X2, Skydio has also begun shipping the new Skydio Enterprise Controller and Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation for X2. Price for Skydio X2 starts at $10,999 with Skydio Enterprise Controller and accessories.

What drone flies best in wind? ›

The DJI FPV is the fastest DJI drone, reaching speeds of up to 87 mph at maximum. A general rule of thumb says that a safe wind speed is somewhere around 58 mph.
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What Is a Safe Wind Speed for DJI Drones?
Drone ModelWind Resistance LevelMax Wind Speed
DJI Mavic Air 2Level 519-24 mph (29-38 kph)
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What is the best wind to fly a drone? ›

Meanwhile, smaller drones are better off flying at normal wind speeds, or whenever the weather isn't very windy at all. What is this? Whatever the case may be, it is best to make sure that you do not fly your drones at wind speeds that are higher than approximately 35 mph.

How much wind can a Phantom 4 fly in? ›

DO NOT use the aircraft in adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, fog and wind speeds exceeding 10 m/s or 22 mph.

What is PPK and RTK? ›

Real Time Kinematic (RTK) is a GPS correction technology technique that provides real-time corrections to location data as the drone is surveying and capturing images from a site. Post Processed Kinematic (PPK) is a GPS correction technology technique that corrects location data after it is collected and uploaded.

How do you map a drone? ›

Five Steps to Making Quality Maps with Drones
  1. Step 1: Plan Your Mission. Data quality begins with a plan. ...
  2. Step 2: Create a Flight Path. ...
  3. Step 3: Fly and Capture Data. ...
  4. Step 4: Upload and Process Data. ...
  5. Step 5: Get Your Maps.
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